The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT labour market in general and are not representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 9 7 14
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +7
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 99 77 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 18.64% 17.50% 14.98%
As % of the Vendors category 42.13% 38.89% 32.49%
Number of salaries quoted 81 61 59
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £43,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
Microsoft
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the Lancashire region.

Vendors Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
235 198 237
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 44.26% 45.00% 46.11%
Number of salaries quoted 189 148 196
Median salary £35,500 £32,500 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.23% +3.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of job ads across the Lancashire region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Lancashire region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in Lancashire

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 9 December 2016.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Lancashire

Microsoft
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 9 December 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chorley +13 28 £40,000 +30.08% 4
Preston -3 28 £37,500 +10.29% 3
Blackpool +6 13 £35,000 +27.27%
Skelmersdale 0 8 £31,625 -4.88%
Blackburn -4 8 £45,000 +28.57%
Burnley - 7 £27,500 - 1
Clitheroe - 7 - -
Lytham St Annes - 2 £22,000 - 1
Accrington 0 1 £14,000 -65.00%
Lancaster -1 1 £23,500 -21.66%
Colne - 1 £27,500 -
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, IT jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 92 (46.94%) SQL Server
2 71 (36.22%) SQL
3 70 (35.71%) Windows
4 63 (32.14%) .NET
5 62 (31.63%) C#
6 54 (27.55%) ASP.NET
7 49 (25.00%) MS Excel
8 45 (22.96%) Agile Software Development
9 44 (22.45%) MVC
9 44 (22.45%) JavaScript
10 40 (20.41%) jQuery
11 39 (19.90%) CSS
12 37 (18.88%) Finance
13 35 (17.86%) HTML
13 35 (17.86%) SDLC
14 30 (15.31%) Project Management
15 29 (14.80%) ASP.NET MVC
16 28 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 27 (13.78%) MS Office
18 26 (13.27%) Active Directory
19 25 (12.76%) Microsoft Certification
19 25 (12.76%) Web Development
20 24 (12.24%) WCF
20 24 (12.24%) Windows Server
20 24 (12.24%) Business Intelligence
20 24 (12.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 23 (11.73%) VMware
21 23 (11.73%) Unit Testing
22 22 (11.22%) Web Services
22 22 (11.22%) T-SQL

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 21 (10.71%) MS Exchange
2 12 (6.12%) IIS
3 8 (4.08%) SharePoint
4 7 (3.57%) Confluence
5 3 (1.53%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (1.53%) IBM Notes
6 2 (1.02%) CMS
6 2 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.02%) WordPress
7 1 (0.51%) GroupWise
7 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.51%) WebSphere
Applications
1 49 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 27 (13.78%) MS Office
3 19 (9.69%) MS Project
4 16 (8.16%) MS Visio
5 4 (2.04%) Photoshop
6 3 (1.53%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.51%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (4.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (3.06%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (2.55%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (1.02%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.51%) Magento
5 1 (0.51%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (3.57%) Office 365
2 5 (2.55%) SaaS
3 3 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.51%) GitHub
5 1 (0.51%) IaaS
5 1 (0.51%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (9.18%) WAN
2 15 (7.65%) LAN
3 9 (4.59%) Firewall
4 8 (4.08%) TCP/IP
5 7 (3.57%) DNS
5 7 (3.57%) Internet
6 6 (3.06%) FTP
7 4 (2.04%) DECT
7 4 (2.04%) DHCP
7 4 (2.04%) Unified Communications
7 4 (2.04%) VLAN
8 3 (1.53%) HTTP
8 3 (1.53%) Intrusion Detection
8 3 (1.53%) Network Security
8 3 (1.53%) SMTP
8 3 (1.53%) VPN
8 3 (1.53%) Wireless
9 2 (1.02%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (1.02%) VoIP
10 1 (0.51%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (46.94%) SQL Server
2 28 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 24 (12.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 17 (8.67%) SQL Server 2014
5 16 (8.16%) Power BI
6 15 (7.65%) SQL Server 2008
7 13 (6.63%) MySQL
8 11 (5.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 10 (5.10%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (5.10%) Relational Database
10 9 (4.59%) RDBMS
11 8 (4.08%) DTS
11 8 (4.08%) SQL Server 2012
12 7 (3.57%) MS Access
12 7 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
13 6 (3.06%) QlikView
14 4 (2.04%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
14 4 (2.04%) BusinessObjects
14 4 (2.04%) Oracle Database
14 4 (2.04%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 14 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (4.08%) Visual Studio
3 7 (3.57%) JIRA
4 3 (1.53%) Dreamweaver
4 3 (1.53%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.51%) Grunt
5 1 (0.51%) gulp
5 1 (0.51%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 37 (18.88%) Finance
2 13 (6.63%) Advertising
3 11 (5.61%) Manufacturing
4 7 (3.57%) Retail
5 6 (3.06%) Legal
6 4 (2.04%) Banking
7 2 (1.02%) Danish Language
7 2 (1.02%) Norwegian Language
7 2 (1.02%) Swedish Language
8 1 (0.51%) Automotive
8 1 (0.51%) Marketing
8 1 (0.51%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 79 (40.31%) Developer
2 46 (23.47%) Analyst
3 38 (19.39%) .NET Developer
4 34 (17.35%) C# Developer
5 29 (14.80%) C# .NET Developer
6 15 (7.65%) Development Manager
6 15 (7.65%) IT Development Manager
6 15 (7.65%) IT Manager
6 15 (7.65%) IT Programme Manager
6 15 (7.65%) Programme Manager
6 15 (7.65%) Software Development Manager
6 15 (7.65%) Software Development Programme Manager
7 14 (7.14%) ASP.NET Developer
7 14 (7.14%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 12 (6.12%) Web Developer
9 10 (5.10%) SQL Developer
10 9 (4.59%) Analyst Developer
11 8 (4.08%) .NET Web Developer
11 8 (4.08%) C# Web Developer
11 8 (4.08%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (32.14%) .NET
2 54 (27.55%) ASP.NET
3 40 (20.41%) jQuery
4 39 (19.90%) CSS
5 35 (17.86%) HTML
6 29 (14.80%) ASP.NET MVC
7 24 (12.24%) WCF
8 22 (11.22%) Web Services
9 21 (10.71%) ASP.NET Web API
9 21 (10.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 17 (8.67%) Ajax
11 14 (7.14%) .NET Framework
11 14 (7.14%) SOAP
11 14 (7.14%) XML
12 13 (6.63%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 12 (6.12%) RESTful
14 9 (4.59%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 8 (4.08%) AngularJS
15 8 (4.08%) MDX
16 5 (2.55%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.18%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.61%) Computer Science
2 11 (5.61%) iPad
3 8 (4.08%) iSeries
3 8 (4.08%) Management Information System
4 7 (3.57%) AS400
4 7 (3.57%) Mainframe
5 6 (3.06%) Fat Client
5 6 (3.06%) Tandem
5 6 (3.06%) Thin Client
6 5 (2.55%) Replication
7 4 (2.04%) Client/Server
7 4 (2.04%) Mobile App
7 4 (2.04%) Smart Meter
8 3 (1.53%) Clustering
8 3 (1.53%) Data Integration
8 3 (1.53%) Digital Media
9 2 (1.02%) Blackberry
9 2 (1.02%) iPhone
9 2 (1.02%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 70 (35.71%) Windows
2 24 (12.24%) Windows Server
3 11 (5.61%) Linux
4 8 (4.08%) Unix
5 7 (3.57%) Solaris
5 7 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (3.06%) Windows 7
7 4 (2.04%) Android
7 4 (2.04%) CentOS
8 3 (1.53%) AIX
9 2 (1.02%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.02%) Mac OS X
9 2 (1.02%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.02%) Windows NT
9 2 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.51%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.51%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (22.96%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (22.45%) MVC
3 35 (17.86%) SDLC
4 30 (15.31%) Project Management
5 25 (12.76%) Web Development
6 24 (12.24%) Business Intelligence
7 23 (11.73%) Unit Testing
8 20 (10.20%) CRM
9 17 (8.67%) ITIL
9 17 (8.67%) Software Delivery
10 15 (7.65%) Programme Management
10 15 (7.65%) TDD
11 14 (7.14%) Data Analysis
12 13 (6.63%) Change Management
13 11 (5.61%) Analytics
13 11 (5.61%) Mentoring
14 10 (5.10%) ERP
15 9 (4.59%) ETL
15 9 (4.59%) PRINCE2
16 8 (4.08%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 71 (36.22%) SQL
2 62 (31.63%) C#
3 44 (22.45%) JavaScript
4 22 (11.22%) T-SQL
5 14 (7.14%) VBA
6 12 (6.12%) VB
7 11 (5.61%) PHP
8 10 (5.10%) VB6
9 6 (3.06%) C
10 3 (1.53%) R
11 2 (1.02%) Delphi
11 2 (1.02%) Pascal
11 2 (1.02%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.51%) C++
12 1 (0.51%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 1 (0.51%) RPG
12 1 (0.51%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 25 (12.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (7.14%) Degree
3 9 (4.59%) MCSE
4 3 (1.53%) CISSP
4 3 (1.53%) RHCE
4 3 (1.53%) SCNA
4 3 (1.53%) SCSA
4 3 (1.53%) Sun Certification
5 2 (1.02%) CCNA
5 2 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.02%) HND
5 2 (1.02%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.08%) SLA
2 1 (0.51%) QA
System Software
1 26 (13.27%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.08%) Hyper-V
2 8 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.57%) XenApp
4 3 (1.53%) Sendmail
4 3 (1.53%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.02%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.51%) NDS
6 1 (0.51%) NetIQ eDirectory
6 1 (0.51%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (2.04%) Cisco CUCM
1 4 (2.04%) FortiGate
1 4 (2.04%) HP SIM
2 3 (1.53%) SCCM
3 2 (1.02%) WSUS
4 1 (0.51%) SCOM
Vendors
1 23 (11.73%) VMware
2 14 (7.14%) Cisco
3 12 (6.12%) Tableau
4 10 (5.10%) Oracle
5 7 (3.57%) Citrix
6 6 (3.06%) NetApp
7 5 (2.55%) Cognos
8 4 (2.04%) Canon
8 4 (2.04%) HP
8 4 (2.04%) Juniper
8 4 (2.04%) SAP
8 4 (2.04%) SolarWinds
8 4 (2.04%) Sun
8 4 (2.04%) Wyse
9 3 (1.53%) Adobe
9 3 (1.53%) Apple
9 3 (1.53%) CheckPoint
9 3 (1.53%) Lotus
9 3 (1.53%) Mitel
10 2 (1.02%) arcserve
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